Welcome to Vintage Railroad Postcards!

Thank you for stopping by! This is the blog for the Russell P. Panecki Collection of vintage railroad-related postcards. The entire collection consists of nearly one thousand so far with images dating from circa 1904 to the 1950s. To leave a comment, ask a question, to contribute or correct historical information, a comment box is located to the left for your convenience.

Each page, including this homepage, has an index located in the lower portion of the page. In addition to the index, posts were updated with historical information, new postcards added from storage files, while some posts were completely rewritten or edited for corrections. Three articles have been added and are worth reading. They include how vintage postcards were made, the history of Pennsylvania Station, and the history of Grand Central Terminal.

My apologies, but the postcards in my collection and on this blog are not available for sale, copying, or for contribution to projects. Please keep in mind that I reserve all rights to the images and content of this blog.

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Rapid Mule Transit Co.

And what collection would be complete without some real horsepower?  This card shows a horse car (mule car?) in Middletown, Ohio operated by the Rapid Mule Transit Co. connecting the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Traction Co. station on one side of town with the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway (also known as the Big Four) station on the other. For more information on this fascinating transit line, click Here and scroll down to the section 'Technology Leads to Demise of Interurban Lines'.

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